The nose shows tropical aromas of peaches, nectarines and dried apricots with hints of honey in the background. This medium-bodied wine is very well balanced showing roundness and softness, followed by an uplifting crisp and mineral finish.
Viognier is a white grape believed to have originated in present day Croatia before making its way to the Rhone region of France, where it can be found as a stand-alone wine or often blended with Marsanne and Roussane. Our Viognier comes from the "Campo dos Robles" (field of two oaks) vineyard, located at Campovida. The CCOF Certified vineyard is located in the town of Hopland along the banks of the upper Russian River. The site's river-bed gravelly loam soil provides an ideal site for growing world-class Rhone white wines.
Harvest Date: August 19, 2016
Fermentation: Whole-cluster pressed and stainless steel fermented at 55F to dryness. No malolactic fermentation.
Aging: Aged in neutral French oak for five months with lees contact and stirred once a month to increase mouthfeel.
Cooperage: Stainless steel
Elevation: 560 ft
Total Case Production: 124